Tag: 2013

Twins Hire Former Mets Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
Twins Hire Former Mets Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins

According to Mike Berardino of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Twins have hired former Major Leaguers Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, and LaTroy Hawkins as special assistants to baseball operations. They will “be responsible for serving as a resource for players and coaches in the mental and fundamental aspects of the game.” According to […]

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NL East News: Braves, Nationals Have Interest In SP Chris Sale

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Braves, Nationals Have Interest In SP Chris Sale

According to Buster Olney on Twitter, the Chicago White Sox are in rebuilding mode. They have many players that teams would find attractive, including Jose Abreu, Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier, and Melky Cabrera. Clearly, though, their most valuable piece is left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale. Unfortunately, according to Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Atlanta Braves are […]

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Orioles Considering Frank Viola For Pitching Coach

An article by posted on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Considering Frank Viola For Pitching Coach

According to Jim Duquette on Twitter, the Orioles are considering former Met player and coach Frank Viola to be their new pitching coach. Viola was hired by the Mets in 2011 to be the Brooklyn Cyclones pitching coach. Then, in 2012 and 2013, he was the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats pitching coach. After winning Coach […]

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Lucas Duda Will Likely Be Mets Starting First Baseman

An article by posted on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Will Likely Be Mets Starting First Baseman

Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin via Twitter, Lucas Duda will be the 2017 starting first baseman. When asked if he thinks prospect Dominic Smith would have a chance in Spring Training, Rubin said, “He has not played above Double-A, so no. Lucas Duda is the 2017 first baseman. Then it’s potentially Dominic Smith’s turn.” The Mets will […]

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Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on November 2, 2016 0 Comments
Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Matt Harvey, RHP

Adam Rubin is rolling out his ever popular Pace Law Annual Salary Projection Series. In making their determinations, Pace puts together a panel that will base their projections on the following: The quality of the player’s contribution to his club during the past season (referred to as his “platform season”), including but not limited to his […]

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The Ghosts Of Cold Stoves Past

An article by posted on October 31, 2016 0 Comments
The Ghosts Of Cold Stoves Past

Did Sandy Alderson’s pre-2015 signing of John Mayberry Jr. excite you? What about when the Mets signed Chris Young before the 2014 season or Alejandro De Aza before the 2016 season? I don’t know about you, but I’ll never forget the 2012/13 offseason when the Mets signed Shaun Marcum and Brandon Lyon and traded for […]

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Latest On Lucroy: Mets Have Counteroffer, Indians On No-Trade List

An article by posted on July 29, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Lucroy: Mets Have Counteroffer, Indians On No-Trade List

Update – July 29 Here is the latest on Jonathan Lucroy whose buzz is really heating up. To begin, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has reported Lucroy can block trades to eight teams including the Twins, Angels, Athletics, Padres, Mariners, Nationals, Indians and Tigers. The latter two have been connected to Lucroy. That’s good news for […]

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Bartolo Colon Humbled By All-Star Nod, Plans To Pitch One More Season

An article by posted on July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Humbled By All-Star Nod, Plans To Pitch One More Season

The Mets announced that Bartolo Colon has been added to the National League All-Star roster replacing San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner who is starting on Sunday and will be unavailable to pitch. “It means a lot, especially for someone my age,” Colon said through an interpreter. “It surprised me a lot. There’s a lot […]

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Cespedes, Syndergaard, Familia Will Represent Mets At All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 5, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes, Syndergaard, Familia Will Represent Mets At All-Star Game

Congratulations to Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, and Jeurys Familia who will represent the New York Mets during the 2016 All-Star Game on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. Cespedes was elected through fan voting and will start in in left field, while Syndergaard and Familia were named as reserves via player balloting. Terry Collins will will […]

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Cyclones Drop Season Opener in 20 Inning Marathon

An article by posted on June 18, 2016 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop Season Opener in 20 Inning Marathon

Sometimes, games drag on for hours. In the New York Penn-League, they never end. After five hours, 39 minutes, and 20 innings, the Cyclones’ two runs were not enough to overcome the Staten Island Yankees’ three. “I’ve been doing this for 40-something years, this is the third longest game I’ve ever played in,” manager Tom Gamboa said after the game while […]

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